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With a precise, almost clinical eye, Nimier lays the fantastic groundwork of this story: Joseph, a young man, himself an outsider to mainstream French society because of his African ancestry, gets a job in the zoo. There he is made caretaker of the zoo's giraffe, Solange. Solange both literally and metaphorically rises above the clumsy, grasping humans who are her captors,With a precise, almost clinical eye, Nimier lays the fantastic groundwork of this story: Joseph, a young man, himself an outsider to mainstream French society because of his African ancestry, gets a job in the zoo. There he is made caretaker of the zoo's giraffe, Solange. Solange both literally and metaphorically rises above the clumsy, grasping humans who are her captors, and Nimier makes plausible Joseph's tragi-comic love - both sexual and spiritual - for the creature. Joseph develops an elaborate system of punishments and rewards and conducts them with great delicacy, devotion and cruelty. Solange responds with tremulous sighs, the batting of eyelashes, sidelong glances - each as subtle and as full of meaning as a lover's. But while Joseph's love for Solange grows, his relationship with the rest of the world disintegrates......

Title : The Giraffe
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ISBN : 9781568580265
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 199 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Giraffe Reviews

  • Leni
    2019-04-21 18:05

    Good. But bizarre. Sometimes quite disturbing. But overall, tough to put down. I've never detested a main character so much and yet been so intent on continuing to read on.

  • Lyn
    2019-04-12 15:08

    English story written in the french avant garde, if I must say...

  • Brian
    2019-04-07 18:07

    I had to add this to my favorites because it has stuck with me longer than any other book has. I wanted to hate it when I read it, but I still think about it often.